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Siberian Cypress

Microbiota decussata (UBC Clone)

This very low growing, wide spreading shrub has a juniper-like appearance with bright spearmint green, feathery, scale-like foliage that develops a brown-purple hue in cold weather. A graceful, yet hardy evergreen that is well-suited for use in rock gardens or massed as lush, easy-care groundcover.
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Botanical Pronunciationmy-kro-by-OH-ta de-kews-SA-ta
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 18 in. tall, spreading 6 ft. more wide or more.
Bloom TimeConifer; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThis graceful, hardy conifer offers color changes throughout the season. Ideal for banks and slopes as a groundcover. Use where there is rocky or thin soils. Most attractive when planted beside landscape boulders or clustered under shade trees to cover bare ground and crowd out weeds. Great in Asian-inspired gardens where it can be shaped or pruned many ways. Or plant in front of mixed conifer beds and rock gardens for its lovely green coloring.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitProstrate
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Poolside, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFiltered sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsForsythia (Forsythia); Spirea (Spiraea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Barberry (Berberis); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Euonymus (Euonymus)

Prefers moist, well-drained soils in a partially shaded site. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 2-7

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